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Games Organizers at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Confirm Cyber Attack, Won't Reveal Source (reuters.com) 73

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers confirmed on Sunday that the Games had fallen victim to a cyber attack during Friday's opening ceremony, but they refused to reveal the source. From a report: The Games' systems, including the internet and television services, were affected by the hack two days ago but organizers said it had not compromised any critical part of their operations. "Maintaining secure operations is our purpose," said International Olympic Committee (IOC) spokesman Mark Adams. "We are not going to comment on the issue. It is one we are dealing with. We are making sure our systems are secure and they are secure."

Games Organizers at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Confirm Cyber Attack, Won't Reveal Source

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  • ...the NORKS did it.

  • by msauve ( 701917 ) on Sunday February 11, 2018 @11:16PM (#56106447)
    Russia or North Korea?
    • by Anonymous Coward

      It was the Dutch.

    • the hackers from Russia

    • Russia or North Korea?

      Just wait and see who wins all the medals.

      It would be very suspicious if Canada and the Scandinavian countries left without any medals.

    • Re: (Score:2, Interesting)

      by Anonymous Coward

      North Korea is trying to play nice guy right now. Getting caught hacking would be detrimental. Russia on the other hand is banned from the entire games and pissed about it. It's kind of a "duh" as far as motive.

      • Yah, TFA said they saw indications back in Jan. Fwiw, I could see independent (or state-sponsored) hackers from many countries that would want to retaliate when the world is not fair.

    • I would have said Russia, but there's no evidence of collusion.
    • by Anonymous Coward

      Well one of those countries is actually finally making positive strides in international relations with it's neighbour at these games and the other has gained itself the honour of being the only country humiliated and banned from taking part because it had a state sponsored doping ring trying to help it's athletes come top because as a nation they don't take losing well, even though it's all they ever really do.

      So given only one nation isn't taking part in the games through it's own stupid fault, given that

    • China, Russia, and USA ... are your world leading breachers. Any of the three would be. Good guess.
  • We are making sure our systems are secure and they are secure.

    That last part is over-confidence. It's hard to know if one has plugged all breaches.

  • I noticed on TV that Mike Pence looked kind of upset during the opening ceremony.
    • Re: (Score:2, Troll)

      That’s because there was a woman standing behind him who wasn’t accompanied by her husband and had authority over a bunch of men.

      • Thatâ(TM)s because there was a woman standing behind him who wasnâ(TM)t accompanied by her husband and had authority over a bunch of men.

        Wait, Obama was there!? And without Mike..err...'Michelle'?

        Strat

      • Re: (Score:2, Informative)

        by Anonymous Coward

        That’s because there was a woman standing behind him who wasn’t accompanied by her husband and had authority over a bunch of men.

        Oh, you mean that North Korean harridan propaganda minister, who sits on North Korea's Politburo?

        You know, North Korea? That country that conducts assassinations in other country's airports using VX nerve agent? That blows up airliners? That literally starves its population? That tortures college students to death?

        It would be amazing if we could split a country in half, let one half go socialist and one half capitalist, come back 75 years later, and compare the results. What an experiment that would be

      • Requoting the AC below, for your viewing pleasure:

        That’s because there was a woman standing behind him who wasn’t accompanied by her husband and had authority over a bunch of men.

        Oh, you mean that North Korean harridan propaganda minister, who sits on North Korea's Politburo?

        You know, North Korea? That country that conducts assassinations in other country's airports using VX nerve agent? That blows up airliners? That literally starves its population? That tortures college students to death?

        It would be amazing if we could split a country in half, let one half go socialist and one half capitalist, come back 75 years later, and compare the results. What an experiment that would be...

      • Why is this marked "Troll"? This was gold! I lol'd.
    • Kim Yo Jong is evil personified. The fawning over her is nauseating.

      PSA: Kim Jong Un's Sister Is Not Your New Fave Shade Queen. She's A Garbage Monster. [buzzfeed.com]
      What the hell is wrong with you people?

      1. She's believed to be part of the regime's Propaganda and Agitation Department...so she's prooooobably not trying to defect.

      ...

      2. Speaking of family, Kim Jong Un is believed to have ordered the assassination of his own half brother, Kim Jong Nam.

      ...

      3. The North Korean regime commits frequent public executions of its own citizens.

      ...

      4. In fact, the North Korean regime actually enslaves many of its citizens.

      ...

      5. The regime is one of the world's most repressive. It strips its citizens of all sorts of rights, including freedom of expression, freedom of information, and the freedom to move in and out of the country.

      ...

      6. Kim Yo Jong's family literally runs gulags.

      A United Nations inspector in 2013 spoke of "unspeakable atrocities" inflicted on political prisoners in North Korean camps.

      Michael Kirby, a former Australian High Court judge, told the UN his team had heard testimony from a man who had been imprisoned in North Korea from birth, eating lizards, rodents, and grass to survive. One woman was forced to drown her own baby in a bucket.

      7. Her brother's regime has been blamed for the death of US college student Otto Warmbier.

      Otto Warmbier was detained in North Korea in January 2016 after he was accused of a "hostile act" while on a group tour. Warmbier was accused of stealing a poster at his hotel in Pyongyang, and sentenced to 15 years of prison and hard labor. After being held for 17 months, he was only extradited back to the US when he was in a coma. He died soon after.

      Sen. John McCain has said Warmbier was "murdered" by North Korea. "In the final year of his life, he lived the nightmare in which the North Korean people have been trapped for 70 years: forced labor, mass starvation, systematic cruelty, torture, and murder," the Arizona Republican said.

      8. She's part of a country that is, quite literally, threatening nuclear war against the US.

    • Yeah, as second in line to leader of the free world, being right in front of one of the top representatives of an insane murderous state would make me nervous as well.

      N. Korea conducts assassinations in other country's airports using VX nerve agent. They blow up airliners. They literally starve their population.

      They just recently tortured a college student to death.

      I wouldn't be too happy in his place either.

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